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Grenada Raises Minimum Wage

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - September 6, 2011

Above: Grenadian Prime Minister Tillman Thomas (Photo: GIS)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Grenada has increased the minimum wage for domestic workers and security guards in the country, according to Labour Minister Glynis Roberts.

The announcement follows the receipt of a report from a Wage Advisory Committee that included representatives from the Grenada Trades’ Union Council and the Grenada Employers’ Federation.

Monthly pay for domestic workers will now rise to $277.77, while the minimum wage for a security guard will jump from $1.48 an hour to $2.96 an hour.

“Recognising that some security companies will have to engage their clients to discuss the effect of the new rates on their existing contracts, we have decided to allow a grace period of three months once gazette before the new rates are effective,” Roberts told security guards and others at a meeting in St George’s.

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